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SOME RECENT BOOKS
ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
By Harry Elmer Barnes
General International Relations
THE EXPANSION OF EUROPE. By Ramsay Muir. London: Constable, 1922,
A largely re-written edition of a standard work. Too much space is assigned to
EUROPE AND BEYOND. By J. A. R. Marriott. New York: Dutton, 1922,
An excellent brief survey of world politics since 1870, by a leading English publicist.
PROBLEMI SOCIOLOGICI DELLA GUERRA. By C. Gini. Bologna: Zanichelli,
1921, 390 pp.
A volume of important essays, explaining wars as due primarily to pressure of
ASPETTI SOCIALI ED ECONOMICI DELLAXGUERRAf MONDIALE. By
Achille Loria. Milan: Vallardi, 1921, 458 pp. v T '7 J '.* "■ i
A suggestive book by a well-known exponent of economic determinism.
Foreign Relations of the United States
THE CONTROL OF AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS. By Quincy Wright.
New York: Macmillan, 1922, 412 pp.
A critical comparison of the powers and duties of governmental organs in foreign
relations under international and constitutional law. A valuable supplement to
Matthews' recent volume.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES. By Graham H. Stuart. New
York: The Century Company, 1922, 404 pp.
An excellent survey of the commercial and diplomatic factors involved in the
recent relations of the United States with Latin America.
LA POLITICA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS EN EL CONTINENTE AMERI-
CANO. By R. de CArdenas. Havana: Sociedad Editorial Cuba Contemporanea,
1921, 284 pp.
A remarkably charitable and sympathetic exposition of the growth of the United
States as a world power.
CROSS-CURRENTS IN EUROPE TODAY. By Charles A. Beard. Boston:
Marshall Jones, 1922, 278 pp.
Probably the ablest analysis of European problems which has appeared from the
pen of an American writer.
THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER IN EUROPE. By L. Haden Guest. London:
Hodder and Stoughton, 1922, 318 pp.
An interesting and fairly judicious survey of post-war developments in Central
and Eastern Europe.
SOCIALIZATION IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. By H.IStrobel. London:
King, 1922, 341 pp.
An objective study of the principal socialistic experiments in Europe since 191 7.
Especially valuable for the German socialization program.
170 FOREIGN AFFAIRS
LET FRANCE EXPLAIN. By F. Bausman. London: Allen and Unwin, 1922,
The most trenchant indictment of French and Russian imperialists which has yet
appeared in English.
LE LIVRE ROUGE AUSTRICHIEN DE 1919. By C. Jordan (Ed.). Paris: Costes,
1922, 3 volumes.
A valuable collection of documents from Austrian archives on responsibility for
the World War.
LES ORIGINES ET LES RESPONSABILITfiS DE LA GRANDE GUERRE. By
E. Bourgeois and G. Pages. Paris: Hachette, 1922, 500 pp.
An authoritative conventional interpretation.
ENTENTE DIPLOMACY AND THE WORLD, 1909-1914. By B. De Siebert
and G. A. Schreiner. New York: Putnam's, 1922, 762 pp.
An important documentary revelation of Entente diplomatic policy.
LE COMBAT DES TROIS. By Mermeix. Paris: Ollendorf, 1922, 308 pp.
A survey of the diplomatic duel since 1918, which is interpreted as ending in an
LA POLITIQUE RHENANE. DISCOURS PARLEMENTAIRES. By Maurice
Barries. Paris: Bloud and Gay, 1922, 143 pp.
Passionate parliamentary appeals for a French "national policy" in "La Rhenanie."
HISTOIRE DE FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE. TOME NEUVIEME: LA
GRANDE GUERRE. By E. Lavisse (Ed.). Paris: Hachette, 1922, 560 pp
An important cooperative work by distinguished French historians. By far the
best history of the war in the French language.
FRENCH PUBLIC FINANCE. By Harvey E. Fisk. New York: Bankers Trust
Company, 1922, 363 pp.
A thorough study.
HISTOIRE POLITIQUE. CHRONIQUE DE QUINZAINE. By Raymond
Poincare. Paris: Plon, 1922, 299 pp.
The fourth volume in the series. It gives the French Premier's views on the im-
portant period which included the Conferences of Washington and Cannes.
LA FRANCIA DEL DOPO-GUERRA E IL PROBLEMA DELLE RELAZIONI
FRANCO-ITALIANE. By Rodolfo Foa. Milan: Societe d'editions Unitas, 1922.
An analysis by an Italian journalist with keen perceptions.
RECONSTRUCTION IN FRANCE. By William MacDonald. New York: The
Macmillan Company, 1922, 349 pp.
Gives many useful facts in readable form.
THE WRECK OF EUROPE. By Francesco Nitti. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill,
1922, 294 pp.
The American edition of the former Italian Prime Minister's attack on the peace
settlement which, he thinks, placed cultured German peoples on a plane of mere
equality with inferior barbarians such as Poles, Czechs and Serbians.
MODERN ITALY. By T. Tittoni. New York: Macmillan, 1922, 236 pp.
A general, not very interesting, survey of contemporary Italian civilization.
BOLCEVISMO ITALIANO. By M. Pantaleoni. Bari: Laterza, 1922, 276 pp.
An account of post-war radicalism.
SOME RECENT BOOKS 171
DAS SAARGEBIET UNTER DER HERRSCHAFT DES WAFFENSTILL-
STANDSABKOMMENS UND DES VERTRAGS VON VERSAILLES. Berlin:
Stilke, 1921, 362 pp.
An important collection of articles, speeches, despatches and newspaper notices.
THE ECONOMIC RESOURCES OF AUSTRIA. By K. Hudeczek. London:
Dawson, 1922, 74 pp.
A brief compilation.
THE CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC. By J. Cisar and F. Pokorny. London:
Fisher Unwin, 1922, 276 pp.
An excellent handbook.
POLAND REBORN. By Ray Devereux. New York: Dutton, 1922, 256 pp.
An interesting discussion of post-war Poland, chiefly valuable because of the
scarcity of English works on this subject.
DISMEMBERED HUNGARY. By L. Buday. Budapest, 1922, 288 pp.
A Magyar historia calamitatum.
EMINENT EUROPEANS. By Eugene S. Bagger. New York: Putnam's, 1922,
Character studies of ten contemporary European personalities, some of them im-
portant, some unimportant but none the less interesting.
THE A. B. C. OF COMMUNISM. A POPULAR EXPLANATION OF THE PRO-
GRAMME OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF RUSSIA. By N. Buharin and
E. Preobrazhinsky. London: Communist Party of England, 1922, 422 pp.
Probably the most comprehensive apologia in English.
THE RUSSIAN TURMOIL. By A. J. Denikin. London: Hutchinson, 1922, 344 pp.
Memoirs of the Anti-Bolshevik leader.
LA DETTE PUBLIQUE DE LA RUSSIE. By A. Raffalovitch, P. Apostol, A.
Michelson, M. Bernatzky and W. Novitsky. Paris: Payot, 1922, 240 pp.
Data on the fiscal history of contemporary Russia.
LA RECONSTITUCION DE EUROPA Y LA RUSIA DE LOS SOVIETS. By
Andres Revesz. Madrid: Biblioteca Internacional, 1922.
Interesting comments of an eminent Spanish publicist on the Genoa and The
THE SECOND YEAR OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS. By H. W. V. Temperley.
London: Hutchinson, 1922, 223 pp.
A summary of the problems and achievements of the League.
THE GENOA CONFERENCE. By J. Saxon Mills. London: Hutchinson, 1922,
The policies and activities of Lloyd George at the Conference described in eulo-
gistic fashion. The volume contains some valuable documents.
REPARATIONS, TRADE AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE. By L. L. B. Angas.
London: King, 1922, 351 pp.
A criticism of the indemnity policy with a consideration of its relation to in-
flation, the dumping of goods and unemployment.
LA CRISE. HIER-AUJOURD'HUI-DEMAIN. (LES DOCUMENTS DU
TEMPS.) By J. F. A. B. Paris: Stock, 1922, 190 pp. 5th ed.
The author concludes that the world's economic recuperation will come from peace
in Europe and the reconstruction of the European market, rather than in the search
for new markets.
172 FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The British Empire
THE FISCAL AND DIPLOMATIC FREEDOM OF THE BRITISH OVERSEAS
DOMINIONS. By Edward Porritt. Oxford: Clarendon, 1922, 492 pp.
A survey of the development of fiscal and administrative independence in the self-
governing dominions, published under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for
THE ORGANIZATION OF A BRITANNIC PARTNERSHIP. By R. A. East-
wood. New York: Longmans, 1922, 148 pp.
A contribution to the understanding of the British Empire's problems.
LTRLANDE ET LA SOCIETfi DES NATIONS. By Francisque Gay. Paris:
Bloud and Gay, 1921, 164 pp.
The author believes "Ireland would be infallibly assured her liberty" by adopting
a policy of "pacific work" rather than by the catastrophic policy of the past.
THE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND THEORIES OF THE HINDUS. By
B. K. Sarkar. Leipzig: Verlag von Markert und Petters, 1922, 242 pp.
A stimulating survey containing frequent comparisons with the institutions of
GANDHI AND ANARCHY. By C. Sankaran Nair. Madras : Tagore, 1922, 262 pp.
An Indian publicist's critical analysis.
The Near East
THE WESTERN QUESTION IN TURKEY AND GREECE. By Arnold J.
Toynbee. London: Constable, 1922, 420 pp.
An indispensable book, stressing the growing Oriental impatience with Western
interference, and indicating the disastrous results of Allied bungling in the Near East.
SPEAKING OF THE TURKS. By Mufty-Zade K. Zia Bey. New York: Duffield,
1922, 271 pp.
A young Turk, resident ten years in the United States, goes back to Constanti-
nople and describes the changes since the war in Turkish habits and outlook.
A HISTORY OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES
TO THE PRESENT DAY. By Ferdinand Schevill. New York: Harcourt, 1922,
The most up-to-date and reliable history of the Balkans in the English language.
LES ALLlfiS ET LA CRISE ORIENTALE. By E. Nicol. Paris: L'Edition Uni-
A timely work.
LA CICILIE ET LE PROBLEME OTTOMAN. By Pierre Redan. Paris:
Gauthier-Villars, 1921, 144 pp.
An argument for a more vigorous French policy in the Levant.
LA RELEVEMENT fiCONOMIQUE DE LA GRECE. By E. J. Tsouderos.
Paris: Berger-Levrault, 1920, 254 pp.
The author describes the economic resources and problems of contemporary Greece.
LA MORT DE NOTRE CHERE FRANCE EN ORIENT. By Pierre Loti.
Paris: Calmann-Leby, 1920, 295 pp.
A violent criticism of Anglo-Greek policies in the Near East since 1918.
France, M. Loti argues, is the logical champion of the Turks.
THE HEART OF ARABIA. By St. J. B. Philby. ^London : Constable, 1922, 2
volumes, 386, 354 pp.
A work on contemporary Arabia and its international problems.
SOME RECENT BOOKS 173
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH OCCUPATION OF EGYPT. By
W. S. Blunt. New York: Knopf, 1922, 416 pp.
A piece of inside history.
THE SUDAN IN EVOLUTION. By Percy F. Martin. London: Constable, 1921,
A comprehensive work on the development of this area in recent times.
EDUCATION IN AFRICA. By Thomas J. Jones (Ed.). New York: Phelps-Stokes
A thorough study by American investigators of African needs in primary and
secondary education, and in training in agriculture, trades, medicine and religion.
The Far East
THE RISING TEMPER OF THE EAST. By Frazier Hunt. Indianapolis : Bobbs-
Merrill Company, 1922, 247 pp.
A vivid, but impressionistic, sketch of the rise of democratic and nationalistic
sentiment in the Far East. Written in sympathetic mood.
THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA. By Sun Yat Sen. New
York: Putnam's, 1922, 265 pp.
A plea that "the vast resources of China be developed internationally under a
socialistic scheme." The author looks upon the Chinese problem as chiefly economic.
CHINA AWAKENED. By M. T. Z. Tyau. New York: Macmillan, 1922, 475 pp.
A somewhat indiscriminate catalogue of recent changes in Chinese civilization due
to Occidental influences.
THE SHANTUNG QUESTION. By Ge-Zay Wood. New York: Revell, 1922,
A moderate work from the Chinese point of view, reprinting valuable documents.
WAR AND ARMAMENT LOANS OF JAPAN. By M. Kobayashi. Oxford:
Clarendon, 1922, 221 pp.
HISTORY OF THE LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS. By W. S. Robertson. New
York: D. Appleton, 1922, 615 pp.
A substantial work, devoted mainly to political and diplomatic events.
THE NEW LATIN AMERICA. By J. Warshaw. New York: Crowell, 1922, 415 pp.
A survey of contemporary Latin American civilization with the emphasis on
THE NORTHWARD COURSE OF EMPIRE^ By Vilhjalmur Stefansson. New
York: Harcourt, 1922, 274 pp.
A suggestive work on the colonial possibilities of the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas.
THE TREND OF HISTORY. By W. K. Wallace. New York: Macmillan, 1922,
A suggestive review of certain phases of national and international politics during
the last century.
THE WORLD AT THE CROSS-ROADS. By B. L. Brasol. London: Hutchinson,
1922, 409 pp.
Verbose and prejudiced discussions.